It’s a cute neighborhood spot yet this restaurant far exceeds what might be expected with cooking that goes completely outside of the box. It’s why every seat is almost always filled with young couples, families and regulars. Artisanal products are given the royal treatment here, and the house-made mozzarella is the stuff of dreams. All of the appetizers are excellent and rotating daily specials are always worth a second look. Linguine tossed with olive oil, pepper and lemon rind is simple, but spot-on, while the fusilli con pomodoro fra diavolo packs an excellent, chili-infused punch. Salty-sweet-smoky cabbage is just brilliant when accompanying that juicy half chicken a la plancha. Look to the specials for the best desserts.